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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

That damned Darwinism

What's Mallard raving about today?

Social Darwinism

At a time when only 40% of Republicans think we should help people who can't help themselves, it's simply accurate labeling to call their policies Social Darwinism.


CW in LA said...

That's a severely dishonest false equivalence there, Brewsie. You still really suck.

ajm said...

As I posted about Monday's strip, my high school abandoned the valedictorian/salutatorian designations because seniors were found blatantly cheating to inflate their GPAs to qualify for the honors. The self-esteem/everybody-gets-a-trophy mentality had absolutely nothing to do with it.

rewinn said...

I was valedictorian of my high school class (...admittedly, not actually that much of an honor since I attended a tiny private high school ...) and I can hardly imagine a more useless "honor". It doesn't teach you anything and while it may be of some minor benefit in getting you into the college you want, it doesn't do anything for you afterwards except perhaps give you a certificate to post on your wall. If after 10 years it matters, you're a failure.

Scholars excel because they want to, not to win a chance to lecture their peers. This inner drive is hard to explain to those who, like Thinsley, patently lack it.

It amuses me that Mallard Fillmore survives only because, in a Darwinist sense, there is room for bottom feeders even in the comics environment.

CW in LA said...

"Scholars excel because they want to, not to win a chance to lecture their peers."

Brews, on the other hand, has once again decided that what these peers really need is a lecture. From him, natch.

DiR said...

I guess we can add 'Social Darwinism" to the list of things MF doesn't understand.

Tog said...

@DiR: Easier to list the things he DOES understand. Here's a comprehensive list:


OT: Speaking of those who couldn't think their way out of a paper bag over the head, Pandagon takes the piss out of "Checkmate, Pro-Choicers!," a website that purports to detail the BEST anti-choice arguments out there. Hoo boy.